Carmen’s Terrific Treat Holders

My friend and downline, Carmen DeBruce, brought several varieties of treat holders to share with the Stamp Club last week.  I have a soft spot for treat holders (and treats!), so they definitely captured my attention!  Let's take a look at her projects, and one from Peggy Tassler, as well…

Candy stick holder - carmen

The first one is a Treat Pouch that's perfect for hard candy sticks like straight candy canes or the ones that come in all sorts of yummy flavors (Carmen says they have a great selection at Cracker Barrel).  She used a recent tutorial from Dawn Griffith at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. Dawn added licorice sticks to her pouch—also a great idea!  I love that the pouch is monogrammed with the Lovely Letters Alphabet—nice touch!

Carmen used the colorful Island Oasis Designer Series Paper from the Summer Mini—I can't believe that that flyer is almost gone!  Only a few days left!

Other Supplies Used: Silver Brads, Linen Thread, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and Whisper White card stock, Rose Red Classic Ink, Sticky Strip, SNAIL.

Cherry nugget pack - carmen

Next is a cute little Hershey's Nuggets treat package that would make a lovely gift for teachers, that special trick-or-treater, or a co-worker.  The use of the Medium Cello Bag and the pretty Tart & Tangy accent, make it look very professional, like something you'd find in a store.  I may have to steal this idea to use as Hostess Gifts…so cute!

You can find a Nugget Holder Tutorial at Diana Raney's blog.

Other Supplies Used: Coordinating decorative paper, matching ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Real Red and Whisper White card stock, Real Red and Wild Wasabi Markers, Silver Cord, SNAIL.

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Carmen tried her hand at a little origami Shirt & Tie treat holder.  Wouldn't this make a fantastic Father's Day treat?  And, you could easily change the colors and shirt design to make it into a work shirt, Girl Scout or Boy Scout uniform, Hawaiian shirt and more!  Lots of possibilities!

The original Shirt & Tie tutorial by Dawn Griffith was simply a card, but Carmen added a Small Cello Bag with some Miniatures, because chocolate makes everything better!  There's still room to write a note to the recipient, too!

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If you need a basic treat box for any occasion, I highly recommend this 2-5-7-10 Box.  Not only is it easy to put together, it's easy to decorate AND it holds LOTS of treats—always a plus!

It's made with one full sheet of card stock and Carmen used Rich Razzleberry here (Wait. What? She hates that color. Maybe the treat is for me—I love Rich Razzleberry!)  Edited To Add: Well, Peggy Tassler just informed me that this was her project!  That explains it the color!  I guess the treats aren't for ME after all.  Sorry for the error, Peggy.) The only other supplies you need are a scoring tool, hole punch, ribbon, and Scallop Trim Border Punch for the trim, then decorate however you want!

Animal crackers - carmen

Finally, my favorite is this cute little Box o' Animal Crackers!  Carmen used a tutorial from Tracy at Inky Doodles: Box o' Animal Crackers.  There's lots of room inside for larger treats, cookies, small toys, hair accessories, Silly Bandz, or even a gift card.

For the window, it looks like Carmen used the Movers & Shapers Punch Window Dies, but you could also use the Scallop Oval Punch or any other shape.  You can either line the window with clear Window Sheets, or put your treats in a Medium Cello Bag.  Love it!

Other Supplies Used: 1 piece of Pretty In Pink card stock, coordinating decorative paper, White Satin Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, 1/2" Circle Punch, Designer Brad, Sticky Strip, SNAIL.

Thanks so much, Carmen, for letting me share your awesome treat holder projects!



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